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Location: Middleburg (Jacksonville), Florida, United States

Published in Trains magazine, Railfan & Railroad, Passenger Train Journal

Monday, September 04, 2006

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

It is September 2005, and First Coast Railroad’s daily train from Fernandina, Fla. to Yulee is crossing the Amelia River movable deck on its 12-mile trek at 25 mph. Yulee is not far away from here, and sometimes, as traffic requires, the trains travel another 15 miles or so to Kingsland, Ga. First Coast, a Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary, has leased the ex-CSX line for 20 years.

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